Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
What We Love
- All rooms have views of Sydney Harbor; Grand Harbor Rooms overlook both the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge
- The Chi spa, which uses local ingredients including bush honey, macadamia nuts, eucalyptus and lemon myrtle
- The rooms’ deep soaking tubs—just one of the Shangri-La brand’s signature amenities
- Cocktails at the trendy Blu Bar 36 on the top floor
What To Know
- Expect business travelers
- Free WiFi
- The airport is about six miles away; the hotel can arrange transfers for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
As far as real estate goes, it doesn’t get much more impressive than Sydney’s sky-high Shangri-La hotel, one of the city’s most unabashedly luxurious stays, smack in the heart of the historic Rocks district. The 36-floor tower soars over its neighbors and, consequently, delivers sweeping views of the city and harbor. Despite a whopping 563 rooms (all spacious and decorated in soothing neutrals), the hotel’s service is always attentive yet inconspicuous. The dining and entertainment here is of equal caliber: top-floor Blu Bar is known for its mixologist-made cocktails and staggering city views, best followed up by a multi-course dinner at next-door restaurant Altitude. Also not to be missed: a rejuvenating treatment at CHI spa.
In the Area
Stays at Shangri-La put you in arm’s reach of some of the city’s best sights: Circular Quay, home to the iconic Opera House, is just a few minutes’ walk away. For a real splurge (but an unforgettable experience), join a BridgeClimb tour, which lets you scale Sydney’s storied Harbour Bridge for a unique perspective of the city. From Circular Quay, you can take a breezy ferry ride just across the harbor to Taronga Zoo, whose many enclosures housing native Australian wildlife (koalas; kangaroos; emus) are set against the Sydney skyline. Ferries also depart Circular Quay for Manly, a charming beach town that rivals Bondi with a killer stretch of sand and its fair share of waterfront restaurants and ice cream shops. Before departing, hit up Hugos for some quality pizza and sunset cocktails, then continue the party back in town at Hacienda Sydney, which pairs Caribbean-inspired drinks (Mai Tais; banana pisco sours) with open-air views of the Quay.
How to Get There
Three night stay in Horizon Opera House view room. Very spacious and clean and modern room on floor 32 with all required amenities you would expect. Only negative would be the shower was very small. The club lounge was exceptional with super efficient staff and a huge variety of food choices on offer for breakfast and evening canapes that was more of a meal than an aperitif, that aswell as morning and afternoon tea left us very full with no need to eat anywhere else. This is without a doubt the best club lounge we have ever been too and we have been to a few. This is now our go to hotel in Sydney and we would highly recommend to others. Thankyou Shangri La and especially to all club staff where we spent the majority of our stay!!!!.
We arrived in Sydney two days before our cruise departed and I booked the Shangri-La since it was at The Rocks and close to where the ship docks.
Beautiful high end hotel with fantastic views. The Blu bar at the top was well worth visiting for the sunset.
Highly recommend Shangri-La
Great hotel in perfect position at the Rocks
Service was very good and the rooms excellent inc A great bathroom and a bed you can sleep in with good pillows.
Busy hotel but they handle it well
The only negative is the bar on lev 36 has the slowest and worse service I’ve seen recently. Staff are below average and it just takes way way too long to get a drink.